Oresteia

Oresteia


  • Release: 2003
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 232 page
  • ISBN: 0192832816
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The only trilogy of tragedy plays to survive from Ancient Greece features the ageless themes of the nature of fate and the relationship between justice, revenge, and religion.

An Oresteia

An Oresteia


  • Release: 2009-03-31
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 272 page
  • ISBN: 1429922923
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A Bold, Iconoclastic New Look at One of the Great Works of Greek Tragedy In this innovative rendition of The Oresteia, the poet, translator, and essayist Anne Carson combines three different visions—Aischylos' Agamemnon, Sophokles' Elektra, and Euripides' Orestes—giving birth to a wholly new experience of the classic Greek triumvirate of vengeance. After the murder of her daughter Iphegenia by her husband Agamemnon, Klytaimestra exacts a mother's revenge, murdering Agamemnon and his mistress, Kassandra. Displeased with Klytaimestra's actions, Apollo calls on her son, Orestes, to avenge his father's death with the help of his sister Elektra. In the end, Orestes, driven mad by the Furies for his bloody betrayal of family, and Elektra are condemned to death by the people of Argos, and must justify their actions—signaling a call to change in society, a shift from the capricious governing of the gods to the rule of manmade law. Carson's accomplished rendering combines elements of contemporary vernacular with the traditional structures and rhetoric of Greek tragedy, opening up the plays to a modern audience. In addition to its accessibility, the wit and dazzling morbidity of her prose sheds new light on the saga for scholars. Anne Carson's Oresteia is a watershed translation, a death-dance of vengeance and passion not to be missed.

The Oresteia of Aeschylus

The Oresteia of Aeschylus


  • Release: 2013-12-19
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 368 page
  • ISBN: 9781107683884
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First published in 1938, this book forms part one of a two-volume edition of the Oresteia. This first volume contains the original Greek text of the Oresteia with a facing-page English translation and notes. A detailed introduction is also provided. The second volume is largely composed of a comprehensive textual commentary. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the works of Aeschylus and classical literature.

The Oresteia

The Oresteia


  • Release: 2014-08-06
  • Publisher: Everyman's Library
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 176 page
  • ISBN: 9780375712685
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One of the founding documents of Western culture and the only surviving ancient Greek trilogy, the Oresteia of Aeschylus is one of the great tragedies of all time. The three plays of the Oresteia portray the bloody events that follow the victorious return of King Agamemnon from the Trojan War, at the start of which he had sacrificed his daughter Iphigeneia to secure divine favor. After Iphi-geneia’s mother, Clytemnestra, kills her husband in revenge, she in turn is murdered by their son Orestes with his sister Electra’s encouragement. Orestes is pursued by the Furies and put on trial, his fate decided by the goddess Athena. Far more than the story of murder and ven-geance in the royal house of Atreus, the Oresteia serves as a dramatic parable of the evolution of justice and civilization that is still powerful after 2,500 years. The trilogy is presented here in George Thomson’s classic translation, renowned for its fidelity to the rhythms and richness of the original Greek. (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)

Aeschylus Plays  II

Aeschylus Plays II


  • Release: 1991
  • Publisher: Methuen Drama
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 129 page
  • ISBN: UVA:X002107944
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Plays included in this second of 2 volumes of Aeschylus include the trilogy of plays that make up the Oresteia.

Aeschylus  1

Aeschylus 1


  • Release: 1998
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 178 page
  • ISBN: 081221627X
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From the Penn Greek Drama Series, this volume offers translations by David Slavitt of the great trilogy of the House of Atreus, telling of Agamemnon's murder at the hands of his wife, Clytemnestra, and her lover, Aegisthus, and of Electra's rebelliousness and Orestes's ultimate revenge.

Aeschylus  The Oresteia

Aeschylus The Oresteia


  • Release: 2004-01-19
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 95 page
  • ISBN: 0521539811
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Simon Goldhill focuses on the play's themes--justice, sexual politics, violence, and the role of man in ancient Greek culture--in this general introduction to Aeschylus' Oresteia, one of the most important and influential of all Greek dramas. After exploring how Aeschylus constructs a myth for the city in which he lived, a final chapter considers the influence of the Oresteia on more contemporary theater. The volume's organized structure and guide to further reading will make it an invaluable reference for students and teachers. First Edition Hb (1992): 0-521-40293-X First Edition Pb (1992): 0-521-40853-9